N. Lincoln Hanks
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N. Lincoln Hanks was raised in Muscatine, Iowa and attended college in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University, where he studied piano with Jerome Reed. His masters and doctoral work in music composition were completed at Indiana University - Bloomington, where he studied composition with Don Freund, Frederick Fox, and Claude Baker. Many distinguished performing artists and groups have commissioned and performed his work, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cyprus String Quartet, The Dale Warland Singers, and San Francisco’s premiere vocal ensemble, Volti. Lincoln's music has been featured on the North/South Consonance, Cutting Edge, and Boston New Music Initiative concert series, as well as many others. In 2010 he was honored as a finalist in the Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his opera/oratorio, Tegel Passion. In September of 2015, pianist Paul Barnes, long-time champion of contemporary piano music, will release a new CD of music by living composers that will feature Lincoln's monumental and virtuosic Monstre sacré

Lincoln is also a tenor and countertenor and sings professionally in the Los Angeles area, performing with illustrious ensembles such as Ciaramella, Tesserae, Musica Angelica, and The Concord Ensemble, an award-winning vocal chamber group he co-founded.  A proponent of a cappella music, Lincoln co-directs The Ascending Voice: an International Symposium of Sacred A Cappella Music, a triennial academic conference and music festival. As the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Fine Arts, he directs the music composition program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.

N. Lincoln Hanks was raised in Muscatine, Iowa and attended college in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University, where he studied piano with Jerome Reed. His masters and doctoral work in music composition were completed at Indiana University - Bloomington, where he studied composition with Don Freund, Frederick Fox, and Claude Baker. Many distinguished performing artists and groups have commissioned and performed his work, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cyprus String Quartet, The Dale Warland Singers, and San Francisco’s premiere vocal ensemble, Volti. Lincoln's music has been featured on the North/South Consonance, Cutting Edge, and Boston New Music Initiative concert series, as well as many others. In 2010 he was honored as a finalist in the Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his opera/oratorio, Tegel Passion. In September of 2015, pianist Paul Barnes, long-time champion of contemporary piano music, will release a new CD of music by living composers that will feature Lincoln's monumental and virtuosic Monstre sacré

Lincoln is also a tenor and countertenor and sings professionally in the Los Angeles area, performing with illustrious ensembles such as Ciaramella, Tesserae, Musica Angelica, and The Concord Ensemble, an award-winning vocal chamber group he co-founded.  A proponent of a cappella music, Lincoln co-directs The Ascending Voice: an International Symposium of Sacred A Cappella Music, a triennial academic conference and music festival. As the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Fine Arts, he directs the music composition program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.